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High beam switch for a 1980 El camino

Were is it Located??? is it in the Steering Column, intergrated with the Blinker Switch???

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SOURCE: headlight switch 1982 el camino

I had the same problem. the switch broke. So i took apart the whole steering wheel until i looked under the dash near the pedals. if you look under the dash then you will find that there is a small white square looking thing with rod connected to it. thats the one you want to change. hope this helps

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Once you take off the cover, its pretty easy. To get the lower cover off I think the ign key cylinder has to come out. To get this out, insert the ign key, and find the small hole in the lower cover, now put in a small rod ( a coat hanger wire will work) and find the small hole with a pin in the lock housing ( its about 2 inches from where the key goes in). now turn the key on and you will feel the pin depress and now the cylinder will pull out. Lube the cylinder while its out, I use "lock ease" graphite fluid.

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SOURCE: high and low beam switch

Check for blown fuses, check for blown headlight bulbs, then check the switch to see if faulty.

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SOURCE: Diagram for high beem switch on a 1981 El Camino

my car is choking and dieing coming to a stop its a 81 elco wit 89 tuneport motor vinf i changed the throttle pisition sensor /egr valve/sender/the owner said he change the fulepump. i notice a few times not all the time wen u rev the motor and let off the gas the idle drops then sets itself? and wen u put it in drive to take off if u hit the gas it hessitate a little? i need some help!!! marvin

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